Little story I thought I’d share, yesterday I was on the bus on my way from picking my little man, Zeph from school.
I was in that zone where I had fully entered into the lords rest, I was in a good place.
I found a seat for Zeph to sit on in the bus, next to a sweet little old lady or so I thought. The first red flag🚩should have been noticing she didn’t want to move from the middle of the two seats she was occupying. Zeph in his big voice said, “mummy I tired”. He wanted to sit down and that was the only seat available so, my child was going to sit down!
The Second red flag🚩came when she began to mutter under her breath, but hay! I couldn’t hear what she was saying so it went over my head.
Zeph likes to lean on people and so it turned out he had leaned on her, I found myself moving like, the Flash when I saw her pushing and elbowing my child. She was swearing and pushing him.
Obviously my protective motherly instinct kicked in and I saw red🚫🔥😡... “wooo”!
Bubbling with rage I snapped, “What you doing”? I shouted. Fully ready to do something, scenarios flashed through my head, not pretty ones!
Though I was still annoyed, something stopped me from doing what was in my mind. I warned her not to ever touch my child, followed by a long hard, 'if looks could kill' stare. I took a deep breath, lifted Zeph from the seat and I sat with him on my lap and locked eyes. She then sat very still until I got off the bus.
Another lady who observed the incident said to me “She’s vile she is, I would have smacked her in her face.”
I replied very quickly, “I’m a Christian who’s come a very long way, so I guess she’s very lucky.”
The scripture that came to mind is 2 Corinthians 5:17, I am a new creature. I had been praying in tongues to calm myself throughout and there was a shift.
I was a brand new person, the Holy Spirit had given me a peace which I had not experienced before in a situation like this, Ezekiel 11:19-22 was that reminder, I definitely had a new spirit. I looked at her and felt sorry for her because I realised she was in bondage. I quietly prayed for her as I got off the bus. I am a work in progress which the Lord has brought thus far.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
We can often do whatever it takes to protect those we love, but then how do we love those we don’t know? How do we extend Gods Love in difficult situations? When does the Jesus in us come out? On Sundays perhaps? Around those we can maybe... tolerate?
Let's not keep the Jesus in us behind closed doors because somebody is waiting to see Him. Maybe the only Jesus they are likely to see is you.
Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.
And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in my statutes and keep my rules and obey them. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
Girl on 🔥